Best Hoverboards / Self-Balancing Scooters

We did our research to find the best hoverboard. First of all, if you were not aware, hoverboards are actually called self-balancing scooters. Most people still call them hoverboards because it was the trend at the time and I think it sounds way cooler. People have been known to call hoverboards by other names still, such as smart balance wheel or hoverboard segway.  For the sake of clarity in this article,  we will just mention them simply as hoverboards.

Are Hoverboards Safe Now? What MISTAKE should I avoid?

In short, you need to make sure the hoverboard you buy is UL2272 certified. The reason why is if you didn’t know when they got released around 2015 there were reports of some of them catching fire. This was was due to the Li-ion battery with its high-density heating up too much and eventually catching fire.

Since that whole episode back in 2015, there is now a standard UL 2272 in regards to hoverboards which they must comply buy before they go on sale. Therefore we recommend if you are thinking of buying one use the ones listed below which are UL2272 certified and are safe from imploding.

We have ordered and used the ones in our review so can give you the reassurance they are safe to use. If you are looking then the following brands are the ones that are safety regulated

  • Segway
  • Razor
  • Hoverzon
  • Swagtron
  • Powerboard

Hoverboard reviews

Segway Ninebot S Self Balancing Scooter

Segway Ninebot S and S-Max Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter

This is not your average hoverboard but your very own Complete personal transportation and our most loved two-wheel scooter too! Apart from having a sleek and amazing design, it also has the top higher speed, lengthy battery life, and the safest hoverboard on the market right now. It is made to travel on any type of terrain whether indoors or outdoors.

You’ll be pleased to know that this was the first transporter that passed the requirements for fire safety and electrical standards set by Underwriter Laboratories (UL).

The Segway Ninebot S is ideal for beginners because it is very simple easy to ride, you can become a pro in no time at all. It is created to sense the movements of your body to keep it in balance.

The knee control bar can let you steer accurately without too much effort. It has a Bluetooth phone app that lets you move the Hoverboard while using the remote control function.

It also features anti-theft security and LED light optimization. After watching the rider tutorial then you can enjoy all the features of the app. It has the capability to travel up a 15° slope and can take on different road conditions safely and smoothly. You won’t feel any shaking or bumps as you adore your ride experience.

Its lighting system does not only keeps you safe but also makes your scooter look flashy. Whether you’re riding at night or during the day, the headlights and the taillights will light up your way so that others can see you. The options for the color and the taillight designs are huge.

It only weighs 28 lbs making it easy to store and transport. It gives you the option to remove the knee control bar for easy storage.

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For a more comfy ride, you can alter the knee steering bar according to your height. The pads on the bar shield you as you maneuver. Its frame is made of magnesium alloy, which is a standard material used for aircraft! It is more flexible and is efficient in shock absorption compared to aluminum alloy. Also, it is coated with corrosion-resistant material to make it last longer and won’t rust after getting wet.

The mini pro is a robust scooter packed with the most advanced safety measures and cutting-edge systems. Undeniably, the hoverboard has finally evolved. If you are a regular rider or an adventure seeker, this is the hoverboard for you


Customizable LED lights

Clever steering system unique to the Segway Ninebot S with the knee pads

One of the few Segways you can control with a remote


 Can be quite expensive compared to other Hoverboards

 Security features only work if you have a Bluetooth connection

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TOMOLOO- Music Rythm Hoverboard – Hoverboards for kids

tomoloo hoverboard for kids

The TOMOLOO is the first Hoverboard to pass the UL2272 certification in china. and the first Hoverboard to have the lights synchronize with the music you play! I personally got this for an 8th birthday gift for my son and he loves it the lights and features were ideal and made this a perfect gift.

This new design made in 2018 has a multitude of fire protection ( I wanted the most current and safest one for my child) as this company wanted to make sure their devices are safe. The protection against fire this hoverboard has been

  • Temperature protection
  • Overcharge protection
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This is also IPX4 Water-resistant which means you can ride in the rain and it will not rust either. comes with a 1-year warranty. It has only positive reviews on amazon have a look. 


Unique music rhythm LED lights

temperature and fire-resistant

 Waterproof and rust-resistant


 Only half year warranty for the charger

 Security features only work if you have a Bluetooth connection

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NHT Self Balancing Scooter 

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The NHT scooter is a sturdy traditional hoverboard with futuristic lights which make it look really eye-catching and have lots of customization. in terms of price, this is a cheap hoverboard when compared to others in the market. This hoverboard comes with a 1-year warranty and excellent customer service so you can have peace of mind after your purchase.

This is UL2272 certifies meaning this has passed all the electrical and fire safety tests. Bluetooth feature with speakers to enjoy music as you enjoy your ride.


1-year warranty from the time you purchase

Can take up to 220lbs of weight

One of the few Segways you can control with a remote


 can not use in the snow or rain since it is not water-resistant

 not ideal for steep terrains